When GM offered the 2005-2007 C6 Corvette with a targa top they intended for owners to be able to remove the top for an open air experience – what GM didn’t intend for was the open air removing the top on its own. GM has announced that the targa top C6 will be needing a visit to a local GM dealer in order to address the unwanted and rather dangerous “instant convertible” conversion.
According to a NHTSA report, the adhesive used between the roof panel and frame can separate – either partially or completely. In most cases owners should notice the addition of a snapping noise while traversing bumpy roads, wind noise and poor fitment of the panel prior to the roof completely coming off on its own.
This marks the second attempt to solve this problem by GM, as the problem was originally found and a solution was believed to have been found back in 2006. The recall in 2006 involved 30,793 Corvettes produced between 2005 and 2006.
GM says that the recall affects 2005-2007 C6 Corvettes, and 2005-2006 Z06 models equipped with the targa top option.
GM will begin installing the free replacement roof panels in January 2010.
Reminds me of what happened with Luke’s WS-6.
– Dave out